Owning hens in Harris County

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by jenapatterson1967, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. jenapatterson1967

    jenapatterson1967 Hatching

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    I have had chickens (hens only) for a few years, mostly in an old neighborhood where my neighbors didn't care. I thought when I had purchased them, that it was allowed, as long as no roosters present.
    I have moved, and did purchase a couple of hens, about the time the Texas Law allowed "6 backyard hens", even within an HOA. I don't know where to find the link to check on this. I had it, but have lost it. I had 2 hens, and one died, so I'm needing to find two friends for my Silkie. So before I did that, I just wanted to go over the law/ruling again.
    When I found a forum to ask questions, I was redirected to a FAQ site which wanted to charge me $5 for their lawyer services.
    Please give advice.
     
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Sorry I can’t advise as in Uk but :welcome I hope you find BYC useful and get the answers you’re looking for :thumbsup
     
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    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow neighbor and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    I don't know the rules for Harris county but @KikisGirls might!:old

    Glad to have you join us!:celebrate
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    The law didn't pass the House.
    It is not in effect yet. :(

    Here is a link to the bill that did not pass.
    https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB1620/id/1554388

    In Harris County you pretty much have to check the bylaws of each neighborhood. (HOA);)
     
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